How Much Does Retrovir Cost

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HIV/AIDS and Lipodystrophy Treatments Part II: Treatments for Fat Loss

...filler approved in the US for HIV-related lipoatrophy. It containspoly-L-lactic acid, a man-made product that has a long history of use inreconstructive surgery. It requires three to six sessions and a touch-up everyyear. It costs approximately $1,500 per office visit. The manufacturer has apatient assistance program (go to ). Radiesse: This product is alsoFDA...
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RNA accuracy if not a false positive...

Hi Bob, I have tremendous respect for the work you do and the honest appraisal you give to all questions. My question is more scientific than anything else. Assuming a high risk encounter(unprotected intercourse w/ unknown status). I'm fairly...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...HIV antibody tests for diagnostic purposes, we do not know, although data is being collected. Chances are the extremely high costs, potential for false-positive results and other technical concerns will limit any significant potential benefits.... Read more »

Medicine Costs

Ryan,I plan on testing myself for HIV in the next few months. Worst case scenario: If I am postive, how much would HAART treatment and other types of treatment(Thymaus treatment) cost? By the way, I was on PEP, and the one month cost for...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...The cost for one antiretroviral drug per year can average between $2,000 and $7,000 (Combivir, in your case, would cost $6,000 per year). Read more »

hiv positive couple

My husband and i are both Hiv+, our CD4 count are both below 250, we recently developed skin infections, we are not on ante retrovirals, but we would like to find out if it is possible for us to have a child? We would like your honest opinion...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,If you and your husband are both HIV positive with CD4 counts below 250 and have skin infections, anemia, headaches and fatigue, I would question your assessment that "(you) are both healthy"!!! Why are you not on HIV medications? What has... Read more »

Anti-retrovirals after

Dear Dr LittleA recent report in a South African newspaper states that a clinic in Johannesburg has incontrovertibly demonstrated that anti-retroviral drugs prevent the transmission of HIV in rape victims. Would it not then be considered "safer"...
Susan Little, M.D.

Response from Susan Little, M.D.

University of California San Diego
...the best place for this form of counseling and triage - but we have no obvious alternative in the U.S. Second, the issue of cost - there is insufficient data at present on efficacy and insurance companies do not typically reimburse this cost. ... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

NPR's Weekend Edition Sunday Examines Film on "Transformative Effects" of Low-Cost ARVs in Africa

...Bangs, creator of "The Lazarus Effect," a documentary to run on HBO Monday that examines "the transformative effects of low-cost anti-retroviral drugs in the fight against AIDS in Africa" through the eyes of four people living in Zambia. A full... Read more »
Treatment Action Group

Can More People Be Put on ART Without Increased Cost?

...infected with HIV. On June 7-10, the Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI) hosted a conference, Opportunities to reduce the cost of anti-retroviral (ARV) treatment, to explore opportunities to significantly lower the costs of antiretroviral... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network


...arms, and legs. There is ongoing concern about the use of this agent in international resource-poor settings due to the low cost availability of this drug. Nevertheless, the side effect profile has led to a widespread avoidance of this drug when... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Pick a Card, Pick a Plan

... Photo: PA IMAGERY With the ongoing economic crisis, plus the large number of people who are unemployed, and the mounting costs associated with health care, patient assistance and drug co-pay programs may be a way to offer much-needed... Read more »
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Isn't This Great?

Posted by BabyPeanut
...Cabinet this week announced that a technical task team drawn from the Treasury and the Department of Health was working out the cost implications of providing anti-retroviral drugs to all sectors of society. The team was also involved in efforts... Read more »

the difference between a doctor & nurse....

Posted by still_here, 2 Replies I can't believe that my insurance pays $21,600 a year for my meds, and I pay a piddly $960. I can't believe that my meds cost $22,560 a year total. That's crazy. I guess "THE MAN" (LMAO! I just love sayin that!!) can put a price on a life.... Read more »

Postive Posts?

Posted by ChapmanH, 1 Reply
...positive. I just don't know how I will live with a positive result, but I hope I can live many years with it (despite the high cost of medical care, I am not wealthy, nor do I have a steady job). These may be the last days of my life before it... Read more »

Sindrome Retroviral Agudo...

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...debajo de la amigdala y otro ms pequeo ms abajo, cerca de la clavcula. Estoy aterrorizado. Que hago??? Si no fuera una sindorme retroviral agudo, a que se pueden deber esos ganglios. Es comn? Read more »
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